Since I hate Unity I opted to use Gnome Shell instead, esp., because of the extensions.
Since I'm having to hack the living hell out of my desktop I'll be posting all of the tweaks I found.
First tip after installing gnome shell -- add the minimize and maximize buttons back.
As you probably know, Gnome Shell has removed the minimize and maximize buttonsand the windows now only have a close button, but just as it was when the window controls to the left, you can change this.
When Gnome 3.0 will be released, you should be able to add back the minimize and maximize buttons from the "GNOME Plumbing" panel in the Control Center or using "gsettings" (command line tool). Until then, if you use Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 10.10, you can set it to use "minimize, maximize, close" buttons using the following command:
gconftool-2 -s -t string /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/button_layout ":minimize,maximize,close"
And then reload GNOME Shell (press ALT + F2 and type "r" or log out and log back in).